Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

The Arm Lift procedure removes the excess and loose upper arm tissue and skin. Patients who have had significant weight loss typically can be left with stretched, loose, and damaged skin along the upper arm. Dr. Polecritti’s Arm Lift treatment in Tampa,FL allows the patient to choose better fitting clothes by providing a more cosmetic appearing contour and shape.

Arm Lift

Where are the incisions placed for an arm lift?

The incisions are along the inner aspect of the upper arm and can extend from the armpit down to the elbow depending on the amount of skin removed.  The incisions are completely hidden when the arms are at rest against the body.  Occasionally, small drains are placed under the skin to prevent swelling and fluid collection as the area heals.  These stay in place for 5-7 days.  A compression garment should also be worn for 3-4 weeks after surgery to help the healing process.